Bug #11928 Overflow exception when using MySql.DbType.Byte in Parameter
Submitted: 13 Jul 2005 23:33 Modified: 14 Jul 2005 2:10
Reporter: James Duerr Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.0.4 OS:Windows (Windows XP Home)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[13 Jul 2005 23:33] James Duerr
When storing Byte variables to my database, if I set the byte value beyond what an SByte can handle, I get a Overflow exception from the Serialize function in MySqlByte (see exception)

Unhandled Exception: System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too
 small for a signed byte.
   at System.Convert.ToSByte(Byte value)
   at System.Byte.System.IConvertible.ToSByte(IFormatProvider provider)
   at System.Convert.ToSByte(Object value)
   at MySql.Data.Types.MySqlByte.Serialize(PacketWriter writer, Boolean binary, Object value, Int32 length)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlParameter.Serialize(PacketWriter writer, Boolean binary)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand.SerializeParameter(PacketWriter writer, String parmName)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand.PrepareSqlBuffers(String sql)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()

How to repeat:
Parameter is as follows

private MySqlParameter pParam_LookupValueFilter1 = new MySqlParameter("?LookupValueFilter1",MySqlDbType.Byte);

Code to insert is


Suggested fix:
Shouldn't the entire Byte function series use byte not SByte?
[13 Jul 2005 23:40] James Duerr
Nevermind, I should be using ubyte not byte datatype. Unfortunately the "non-standard" with this from C# perspective (Byte being unsigned and SByte being signed, where all others Uvariable is the unsigned version and as standard it's signed).
[14 Jul 2005 2:10] Reggie Burnett
No problem.  It is backwards and confusing.